Kuroko no Basuke episode 19
Okay, I’m getting very nervous. Yet a new character was introduced during this episode, even though there are only sex episode left to go. In other words; we are about to see them play with this new guy during the winter games. All of that in just six episodes? Highly doubtful.
We start watching this episode as we soon learn about a new, mysterious player. Not just any player either. We learn about the guy that founded Seirin’s basketball team. We learn about Teppei, a very strange and cunning guy. I don’t see how the anime would benefit from his appearance at this stage. There are only six episodes left. The only reasonable explanation could be that this is only the first out of multiple seasons of Kuroko no Basuke. I mean, you can’t push a whole cup and a new team captain in just six episodes. There’s no way that you can build up an interesting story in such a short amount of that with that amount of material.
What a troublesome development, to see things get to this point during the end stage of the anime. A new team captain, a new cup and several existing (key) members that have lost the will to play. Great move, staff! It’ll be interesting to see how that guy will help Taiga and Tetsuya, as both of them could use the help before they make a decision they might regret.
I would like to end this post by making something very clear; I liked this episode. I liked the sudden development. The only thing that troubles me is that it happened right now, when there are only six episodes remaining. I just think there’s too little time to properly utilize all the material. A cup alone would take at least 10 episodes if you ask me, let alone getting a new team captain. We’ll see what happens. Things are about to get really interesting.